I think it would be interesting if Framework (or someone on the Framework marketplace) developed a custom shaped bottom case that would allow for cold plates to be easily placed close to the hot spots to provide added cooling. Maybe thermal pads on the inside and then a nice smooth surface built into the housing on the outside where you could attach a water block or some other active cooling solution. So two products I guess, one is the special housing (could be ordered at check out or after the fact) and the second would be cooling solutions which could all be DIY or maybe some companies would develop sleek looking laptop stands that have water loops built in. I’m thinking of all these Framework laptop owners with their 1080p cameras on video calls all day
I realize a) this could be total overkill but people might still be interested (you can buy water coolers for your phone for heaven’s sake) b) it won’t be the perfect thermal management system but it will be a lot better then just stock and I think it could be really nifty if you could significantly increase your sustained load performance (while at home) just by setting your laptop down on a stand and nothing else. Sorry I don’t have any pictures of the concept now but I will try to add them later.
Excited to hear your thoughts!